The New Mutants may still be set for a theatrical release
20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants is probably the studios’ most highly-anticipated X-Men film. Not because of its intriguing storyline, but because of the seemingly endless hurdles that this Josh Boone-directed film has had to go through before it can finally be released in theaters. However, just as its almost reaching its target 2020 release date, the world has been unfortunately hit by a pandemic which resulted to Disney having no choice but to remove it from the schedule and delay it to an unknown date.
Then, after Disney had announced that Artemis Fowl will officially be moving its premiere to Disney+ instead of a theatrical release, many people have been speculating that the House of Mouse might also decide to move The New Mutants for a digital release, especially after Bob Iger has confirmed that more movies might follow Artermis Fowl to the streaming service.
However, in a new report by The Hollywood Reporter, they revealed that this might not be the case for the long-awaited X-Men film after all as their sources confirmed that “[The New Mutants] is still planned for a theatrical release.” This report comes after Amazon accidentally listed the film on their pre-order listing.
20th Century Studios in association with Marvel Entertainment presents The New Mutants, an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy (Split, The Witch) as Magik and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, gen:LOCK) as Wolfsbane, with Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why) as Sunspot, Blu Hunt as Dani Moonstar, and Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton as Cannonball.
The New Mutants adapts the monthly comic book series of the same name that launched in 1982. Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod, The New Mutants follows on a group of teenage mutants as heroes in training in the Marvel Universe. The feature is expected to be a departure from the sci-fi-action spectacle of other X-Men films and is instead being described as a “Stephen King meets John Hughes”-style horror movie.
In November 2017, ComingSoon.net exclusively revealed a leaked concept animatic from the film, which features Wolfsbane, Magic, and Cannonball facing the Demon Bear.
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